This day conference brings an outstanding line up of speakers who are world renowned practitioners, clinicians, teachers and researchers addressing mental health needs in schools and communities. Their sessions will focus on topics that draw on up to date research and practice innovation on public mental health in schools: including, partnerships between schools and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) dealing with mental health problems, enhancing and measuring wellbeing in children and young people, new trialling of a classroom management intervention, and ADHD interventions in schools.
The conference will include the ACAMH AGM, and all-day poster display and discussion opportunities. We welcome poster abstract submissions related to the meeting theme, as well as other topics related to child and adolescent mental health.
About the speakers
Professor Lord Layard
Is your child happy in school?
Professor Lord Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was until 2003 the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance. He now heads the Centre’s Programme on Well-Being. Since 2000 he has been a member of the House of Lords and is a keen advocate of making subjective well-being of the people the central objective of governments.
Professor Tamsin Ford
Why supporting teachers with behavioural management is so important and we might do about it.
Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter Medical School. Tamsin is also honorary consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist at Devon Partnership Trust. Her session will focus on new findings from a large cluster randomised trial of a classroom management intervention.
Professor Eric Taylor
ADHD in schools: Disability and Development
Professor Eric Taylor, a leading child psychiatrist, he has been awarded the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by NARSAD. His session will address new findings on ADHD interventions in schools.
Professor Miranda Wolpert
Measuring Mental Health and Wellbeing in School: challenges and opportunities
Professor Mirand Wolpert, is Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) an academic unit, part of both University College London and the Anna Freud Centre committed to developing and disseminating the evidence base in relation to child mental health service provision. Her session will focus on the measurement of wellbeing in children and young people.
Jaime Smith and Steve Rippin
Mental Health and Schools Link Pilot programme - Improving partnership working between Mental Health Professionals and Schools
Jaime Smith, Head of Schools Engagement, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and Steve Rippin, Assistant Headteacher, Tapton School, Sheffield, will focus on their experiences of partnerships between schools and CAMHS, as part of the national Schools and Mental Health Link Pilot. This project, led by the Anna Freud Centre, is working with the Department for Education and NHS England to improve child mental health services in over 250 schools.
Place2Be: advancing mental health care in schools
Catherine Roche, has been Chief Executive at Place2Be since January 2014. She was Chief Operating Officer from 2003, instrumental in delivering organisational growth, before becoming Deputy CEO in 2013. Originally a secondary and adult education teacher, Catherine first became involved with Place2Be in 1996, giving pro bono advice and support while a strategic planning and organisational development specialist with KPMG Consulting. She worked with a wide range of private and public sector clients across Europe and the US with KPMG's UK operation and later as part of the US based Change Solutions team. Catherine holds an MBA, magna cum laude, from Boston University, a BA (Hons) in English and French and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education, both from University College Cork.
Dr Anna Redfern
Anna is a Clinical Psychologist at South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently working on the CUES-Ed project a psychoeducation programme designed to build resilience in primary school children using cognitive behaviour therapy strategies to manage difficult feelings and experiences.
Dr Jonathon Campion
Jonathan is the Director for Public Mental Health and Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and Visiting Professor of Population Mental Health at University College London. He is involved in the development and implementation of local, national and international public mental health strategy.
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